The basic necessities in life are water, shelter and food; clean water is the most important aspect of basic human health, without it, people wouldn’t live long. Today, modern plumbing is literally everywhere, and the needed water for homes and business is delivered through municipal piping to all types of buildings, properties of every type of industry.
Once water reaches a property, it can become contaminated with organic waste from sewers and drains. This can happen when pipes become damaged and foreign materials enter and mix with the flow of water, or when wastewater finds its way into your clean water supply when backflow occurs.
Generally, Backflow is a process that can occur within your plumbing system that can really wreak havoc on your home and life. This process, when possibly contaminated water flows back into a clean water supply, can lead to unsafe water and possibly make your family sick.
Allowing contaminated water to get sucked in the opposite direction than the water typically flows. Some of the issues that may cause pressure in the pipe to drop include burst or frozen pipes, as well as excessive use of water in the structure at a specific time. The polluted water that enters the pipe may come from different sources, including sewage, the ground, or water storage.
Plumbing in Sydney can help determine if you have a backflow preventer in your home or on your property, and then check to see if it is working properly or not, or have one install if needed.
While keeping pollutants out of a water supply does help to make the water itself look and taste clean, the real importance of backflow prevention devices is safety. By keeping contaminants out of the water supply, people can drink and use the water as needed without having to worry about accidently consuming waste and getting sick because of it.
Other reasons are
- Ensuring that water is safe for drinking and other uses,
- Avoiding the discomfort and inconvenience of having to go without clean water for a few hours or even days until the repairs are made,
- Preventing health issues arising from the consumption of contaminated water and a polluted environment,
- Protecting your water and sewer system from expensive repairs resulting from the damage of pipework and entry of foreign materials,
- Allowing you to install a custom solution that protects you from specific threats,
- Compliance with the legal requirements in areas where the installation of backflow preventers is mandatory.
Make sure to have your home’s water surveyed through backflow prevention testing. Although many homeowners may not know how a backflow device works, they’re aware of their importance in their home’s water and plumbing systems. If you notice impurities in your water, or suspect that your water system has been compromised, you should contact a professional plumber for a thorough inspection or to upgrade your backflow prevention device.